Strap in and save lives
It takes just a few seconds but can save lives. The Gainesville Police Department is joining the national Click It or Ticket campaign urging motorists to buckle up, and GPD Corporal Tscharna Senn says the benefits from wearing a seatbelt far outweigh the risk.
“The younger a person is, the less they weigh, the more likely they are going to have serious injury from a very low impact crash. That only increases as the speed of the vehicle goes up,” she says.
The campaign begins today and lasts through June 5th. Senn says a fine for not wearing a seatbelt runs around $104 and Florida law allows law enforcement to ticket a driver or passenger for not wearing a seatbelt as a primary offense. She says, ultimately, the real price to pay for not wearing your seatbelt could be your life.
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